Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced two of its cystic fibrosis treatments were granted the first Breakthrough Therapy Designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new breakthrough designations are the result of a provision Bennet passed i...

President Signs Satellite Export Control Reforms, Troops to Teachers into Law

Provisions Included in Defense Authorization Bill

President Obama late yesterday signed two provisions authored by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The bill includes Bennet’s measures to reform export restrictions on certain satellites and components not deemed highly sensitive and to expand the successful Troop...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement on the extension of the wind energy production tax credit (PTC). “While the extension of the PTC was included in a much larger bill that I eventually could not support, it is a worthy investment. Colorado is a wind energy leader and a majority of our stat...
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement regarding the fiscal cliff vote: “Washington once again has lived up to its reputation as the ‘Land of Flickering Lights.’ For four years in my townhall meetings across the state Coloradans have told me they want a plan that materially reduces...

Bennet Pushes Through Bill to Clear Up Manitou Incline Legal Status

Measure Sent to President's Desk to Be Signed into Law

The U.S. Senate late last night approved a bill Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet pushed through to clarify the legal status of the popular Manitou Incline hiking trail. Representative Doug Lamborn led the effort in the House, where the bill passed in July. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama's desk for a signature ...

Senate Passes Bill that Boosts Wildfire Watershed Recovery Funds

If Passed by House, Critical Resources Will Help Address Damage from Summer Wildfires

Members of the Colorado Congressional delegation today hailed the passage of a bill in the Senate to help Americans continue recovery efforts from natural disasters. The bill, which is based on a request for supplemental appropriations from President Obama, includes a boost in resources the delegation secured to support Colorado&rs...

Congress Gives Final Approval to Bennet-Backed Expansion of Troops to Teachers

Provision Included in Final NDAA Bill, Sent to President for Signature

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today hailed the final passage of the National Defense Authorization bill, which includes a provision to expand the successful Troops to Teachers program. The expanded program will help our veterans extend their service to America in classrooms across the country. The bill now heads to the presi...

Congress Gives Final Approval to Bennet's Satellite Export Reforms

Measure Sent to President's Desk as Part of Defense Authorization Bill

Congress today gave final approval to the Defense Authorization Bill, which includes a provision based upon a bill introduced by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to reduce export restrictions on certain satellites and components not deemed highly sensitive. The bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law....

Bennet Applauds USPTO's Selection of Temporary Satellite Office in Lakewood

Colorado Continues to Move Forward as a Leader for Innovators, Entrepreneurial Companies

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today applauded the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) progress toward opening its satellite office in downtown Denver. USPTO Director David Kappos announced this week that the agency will begin its operations out of temporary space in Lakewood until renovations at the Byron G. Rog...